WASHINGTON. D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released the following statement about the lapsed deadline of the U.S.-Iran negotiations:
“The Obama Administration's announcement of no deal and another delay in negotiations with Iran validates two key points: Iran is only interested in a deal that removes all sanctions while preserving its nuclear program, and the U.S. negotiators are desperate for a deal. If the end state is preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, then the only acceptable agreement is one that requires Iran to dismantle its enrichment program and allows for unrestricted monitoring of Iranian nuclear sites, including military sites.
"Iran is a threat to regional and global stability and remains in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council Resolutions. The way ahead is simple. Either a deal is reached that prevents - not delays - a nuclear Iran or we are left to call upon the use of all international instruments of power to prevent a nuclear Iran.”